Swimming & Aqua Baby Coaches


Claudia

Personal Trainer

 

Nationality: Portuguese

 

Training Experience: 8 years

 

Locations: Abu Dhabi 

 

Languages: English & Portuguese

 

Contact: info@advantagesportsuae.com

Profile:

Claudia Swim Coach and Personal Trainer for Advantage Sports UAE based in Abu Dhabi. She did her specialization in pure swimming in University, and has been working in fitness ever since teaching both children and adults. 

 

Coaching style:

Claudia loves to work with children and adults in their first contact with the water environment; to see their progression is the most wonderful achievement that she can ask for it. Claudia's classes are diversified and she creates environments with a lot of fun, since she is very friendly and creates strong connections with her students very quickly. Claudia focuses in the ability of her students to be safe in the water and then after the technique to become a good swimmer. 

 

Qualifications:

Claudia is certified with the National Federation of Portugal (FPN) and for the University of Sports Science (FCDEF-UC). She worked with athletes from one of the professional teams in Portugal.

 

Specialties:

Claudia is a specialist in the first contact of the students in the water, and from her own experience she provides you with all of the techniques and all of her knowledge for you to be completely autonomous in the water. Claudia's will ensure you develop into the swimmer you want to be; work on technique, turn’s and starts for all of the swimming styles. 

 



Jason

Swimming Coach

 

Nationality: South African

 

Training Experience: 17 years

 

Locations: Abu Dhabi

 

Languages: English, Afrikaans

 

Contact: info@advantagesportsuae.com

Profile:

Jason Wagner is teaching/coaching swimming for Advantage Sports UAE based in Abu Dhabi, Having Trained with one of the Head coaches in South Africa as well as coached for 17 years from babies, beginners all the way up to Para-Olympic swimmers; he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the pool. Having these years of experience at all levels Jason coaching Style suits those who are new to the water environment to top end competitive swimmers who want to achieve well in swimming. Jason loves working with all ages and levels.

 

Coaching Style:

Jason loves giving back to the sport what he loves from it, and helping others achieve the best in the pool. Giving them the best advice and support, to improve their experience in water or improve their efficiency in water, to their goals be it big or small. Jason loves building strong relationships with his students/clients and creating a fun, learning environment. Working towards a good experience in water so that the student/clients goals are met and taken further. Working hard to improve the students/clients technique and making sure they are always improving. Jason connects very well with his students/clients and has a lot of patience. Jason’s pride comes in his ability to be able to pass on his knowledge and experience to those that want to learn swimming and are interested in improving to their best.

 

Certifications:

When looking for a Swimming Teacher/Coach in Abu Dhabi, you need to know that the coach is qualified and is able to provide you with the know-how and experience required to ensure you get the best from each lesson. Jason is qualified through Swimming South Africa LTS (Learn to Swim), Austswim TSWS(Teaching Swimming and Water Safety)  and Austswim TITA (Teaching of Infant and Toddler Aquatics) First Aid and holds a UAE Good Conduct Certificate.

 

Specialties: 

Being a competitive swimmer and in the industry for so long, Jason tries to transfer the life skills on to his students, these skills being the ability to focus on the discipline needed to be required to reach high standards, the benefits of a positive attitude and the importance of goal setting. Jason has great knowledge of techniques of all the strokes, turns and starts for swimming, which he thrives on sharing this with his students/clients.



Judit

Swimming Coach

 

Nationality: Hungarian

 

Training Experience: 3 years

 

Locations: Abu Dhabi

 

Languages: English & Hungarian

 

Contact: info@advantagesportsuae.com

Profile:

Judit has 3 years teaching experience in Abu Dhabi and previously she has taught in London in various swim clubs. She gained experience in teaching young children from age 3 up to adults with different abilities and skills.  Having always enjoyed being around water, and enjoying swimming this is the perfect job for her. Swimming is a life skill, which everyone needs to learn; this is both for fitness and well-being, as well as safety. 

 

Coaching Style:

Judit loves to share her passion about swimming and being in the water safely. She thinks it is important to learn the correct movements as early as possible to avoid establishing bad habits. She has special attention to aquatic breathing. Her lessons are built up in a fun and safe way to maximize each and every individual's needs.     

 

Certifications:

When looking for a swim teacher in Abu Dhabi you need to know the coach is qualified and able to provide you with the know-how and experience required to ensure you get the best from each session. Judit holds an ASA level 2 qualification from London, UK and is also CPR and First Aid trained.     

 

Specialties:

In her career as a swim teacher she encountered many children and adults with fear of the water and has the greatest determination to make her learners relaxed and safe in the pool or out in the nature. She believes that everyone can learn swimming beautifully and effortlessly.     

 



Kay

Swimming Coach

 

Nationality: British

 

Training Experience: 23 years

 

Locations: Abu Dhabi

 

Languages: English


Contact: info@advantagesportsuae.com

Profile:

Kay has lived in the UAE for over 26 years, where she worked for the Abu Dhabi Marine Police as a lifeguard and swim coach. Building a swim team that competed against other police departments in the annual aquatic sports event. She has also taught swimming in schools from KG to high school, and developed a strong swim team of swimmers, which competed against other schools. Kay has enjoyed swimming from a very early age, especially long distance swimming, and is still an active swimmer. Swimming is a life skill, which everyone needs to learn; this is both for fitness and well-being, as well as safety. 

 

Coaching Style:

Kay's enthusiasm in swimming brings out the best in her swimming students. She enjoys helping students who want to overcome their fear in swimming, giving them lots of encouragement all the way. Her dedication and patience has helped a lot of students reach their swim ability potential.

 

Certifications:

When looking for a swim teacher in Abu Dhabi you need to know the coach is qualified and able to provide you with the know-how and experience required to ensure you get the best from each session. Kay is certified with PADI Swim School (In association with Starfish Aquatics), teaching from 6 months to adult, and is also a Red Cross swim coach, RLSS Lifeguard & NARS Lifeguard. For the safety of her clients she is also CPR and First Aid Qualified & UAE Good Conduct Certificate.

 

Specialties:

As Kay has always been a water person, her whole life is based around water. To her, it is very important to be able to swim and she enjoys passing on her knowledge to others.

 



Samuel

Swimming Coach

 

Nationality: Spanish

 

Training Experience: 7 years

 

Locations: Abu Dhabi

 

Languages: English & Spanish

 

Contact: info@advantagesportsuae.com

Profile:

Samuel Alonso is a swimming coach and personal trainer for Advantage Sports UAE based in Abu Dhabi. He has trained with some of the best coaches in Spain and the USA, sharing the pool with Olympic medalists. After retiring from professional swimming seven years ago, he started his career as a coach, training different teams and clubs in his home country with excellent results. Now in the UAE he is looking forward to continue with his career and share his passion for this sport with his swimmers.

 

Coaching Style:

SamueI has dedicated his life not only to the practice of sports, but to their study and training. Apart from being essential for a healthy lifestyle, he believes that sport teaches values such as discipline, effort, sacrifice and respect. He has always tried to pass on those values to the people that he has trained, with a philosophy based on the idea that sport is meant to be enjoyed.

  

In his classes, Samuel tries to teach the more technical knowledge through a lot of different fun and challenging activities to achieve a continuous improvement and development of the swimmers while keeping a safe and healthy environment.  

 

Certifications: 

Samuel holds a MSc. In Sports Science and is about to finish a MSc. in High Performance Sport. He is certified as an Advanced Level Swimming Coach by the National School of Coaches of the Spanish Royal Swimming Federation as well as a Sports Coach in Rescue and Life Saving, Aquatic Life Saver and First Aid and Aquatic Sports Rescue.

Samuel is also certified as a Personal Trainer by the NSCA, National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA).

 

Specialties:

Samuel has always been involved in different aquatic sports. Apart from being an international professional swimmer, he has practiced waterpolo and underwater rugby, and has participated in lifeguarding and fin swimming competitions.

He has a wide experience in teaching children and teenagers in the basics of swimming as well as high performance and physical training for high-level swimmers to get the best marks by reaching their full potential.



Sudesh

Swimming Coach

 

Name: Sudesh  

 

Nationality: Sri Lankan

 

Training Experience: 8 years

 

Locations: Abu Dhabi

 

Languages: English, Sinhala

 

Contact: info@advantagesportsuae.com

 

Profile:

Sudesh joined Advantage Sports UAE in 2017 and holds the FINA Level 2 Swimming Coach license and the American Swimming Coaches Association Level 2 & 1 Certifications. Sudesh is a Senior National Member of the Swimming Coaches Association of Sri Lanka with Level 1 & Instructor Level Certifications. He has attended several professional development-training programs; which were organized by Swimming Coaches Association of Sri Lanka.

 

Sudesh was a competitive Swimmer and a Water Polo player; he held aquatic sports captaincy for the period of 2006-2007. His best event was 50m backstroke and won this event at various swim competitions between 2004 and 2008. Sudesh was a player of college Water Polo team and in 2003 the team emerged champions at the NAASU LEAGUE (MEN”S & WOMEN”S) NOVICES WATERPOLO TOURNAMENT organized by the Sri Lanka National Amateur Aquatic Sports Union.

 

Coaching Style:

Being a former competitive Swimmer and a Water Polo player, Sudesh has lots of patience and he is very compassionate towards others but he knows when to push to provide the swimmers with the inspiration they need to do the very best they can. Sudesh is very observant with the ability to help swimmers develop their form until they can do each technique perfectly. He has extensive knowledge of swimming techniques used in all strokes, starts, turns and finishes etc. Each swimmer is monitored by Sudesh to help them to polish their skills by providing specific coaching. Sudesh is a confident communicator and he enjoys swimming. He likes the challenge of teaching people to swim and showing how they improve through lessons. All the while maintaining a friendly and professional attitude at all times and he has the ability to work with men, women and children of all ages.

 

Certifications:

When looking for a Swimming Teacher/Coach in Abu Dhabi, you need to know that the coach is qualified and is able to provide you with the know-how and experience required to ensure you get the best from each lesson. Sudesh’s qualifications include:

  • FINA Level 2 swimming coach license
  • American Swimming Coaches Association level 2 & 1 certifications
  • Swim America Red card holding swim coach
  • Senior national member of swimming coaches association of Sri Lanka with Level 1 & instructor level certifications.
  • Basic Rescue & elementary GrIII certifications from Life Saving Association Of Sri Lanka
  • Certificate for the LIFE SAVING training”.

Specialties: 

Coaching swimmers of all levels from total beginners through to competitive level. Making sure to provide guidance about the different swimming strokes and styles & and is an expert in stroke corrections.

 

Sudesh also has key skills in training swimmers who wishing to become Water Polo players and coach them individually and as a team, from fun through to competitive level.